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to go until governor romney takes the stage in northern virginia. it's the first time he and paul ryan have campaigned together in the commonwealth since ryan was introduced as the gop running mate in norfolk. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is live in fishersville, virginia. the romney supporters must be feeling reenergized tonight. >> reporter: hey, doreen, i would have to describe the atmosphere here festive. thousands have packed into this location to show mitt romney exactly what they think of his debate performance last night. telling us in fact the roads into this venue have been backed up for miles, folks making their way in here. this is a solidly red part of virginia. but even here romney backers say the debate inspires them to get behind this ticket in a whole new way. decked out in romney t-shirts and buttons, supporters lined up early in the shenandoah valley to see both mitt romney and paul ryan. most here say it was governor romney's performance in the debate that has them suddenly pumped up about the ticket's prospects on election day. >> i didn't feel excite
is on the ground. plus, the countdown to biden versus ryan in the next debate. >>> the sentence today for jerry sandusky, his defiance in court, and the dramatic moment when his victims had their say. >>> under fire, in one of the most volatile places on earth, where men with guns showed up at a school to assassinate a 14-year-old girl. and the world is expressing shock as this story gets out. >>> taking away the keys. a tough moment for elderly drivers and their adult children. tonight, what some older drivers are doing to stay on the road. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we've got exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talk about battleground states, here is what we mean, right now it's ohio. that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the jo
, paul ryan debate on thursday. both of them out of the public spotlight as they continue to study for that. ryan is in florida. vice president biden is in delaware. he says he is focusing on ryan's speeches and on his budget. lynn? >>> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a nashville hospital is reporting another death from the meningitis outbreak. that's according to the associated press. if confirmed, it would be the fifth deadly case in tennessee, the ninth nationally. at least 105 people in nine states from minnesota to florida have been affected. the cdc now believes 13,000 people in 23 states may have received steroid injections tied to this outbreak. while many are believed not to be at risk, those who got the shot between late june and september are being urged to get checked. >>> for the very first time we are hearing from jerry sandusky out of his sentencing this morning on 45 counts of child sexual assault. the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. prosecutors say about half a dozen of h
and paul ryan capitalized on new momentum tonigh they did that in front of a crowd of 10,000 people in sh shenandoah county. >>. >> reporter: complete with big finish fireworks, this romney/ryan rally was more like a victory campaign. most political observers say romney won the debate. >> last night was an important night for the country because people got the -- >> reporter: romney then offered his own debate analysis of sorts. >> i got the chance to ask the president questions that people across the country have wanted to ask him, such as, why is it that he pushed obamacare at a time when we had 23 million people out of work? >> reporter: running mate paul ryan also turned attention to the debate. >> last night america got to see the man i know, a leader. >> reporter: this post-debate rally was staged in a reliably red part of virginia. the event was delayed because so many people were still trying to drive in. early in the evening, the nra officially endorsed the romney/ryan ticket passing out orange hats. and trace adkins warmed up the crowd, but it was still the romney debate perform
. mitt romney travels to virginia. he'll campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan in central virginia. president obama will be in northern virginia tomorrow. >> the candidates kept things civil during last night's debate in denver. they were still pointed, though, in criticizing each other's policies and plans. the president went after mitt romney on how he plans to pay for his tax cuts. mitt romney used vice president joe biden's own words in describing the middle class's struggles. >> you think by closing looph e loopholes and deductions for the well-to-do, somehow you will not end up picking up the tab, then governor romney's plan may work for you. but i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> earlier in the week, vice president biden had said the middle class has been bur
the big debate. the debate smackdown. ryan feeling good, and biden maybe looking afraid here. robert gibbs, how do you see this shaping up? are we going to see biden overcompensating, being more aggressive than he might have otherwise? >> i don't think that vice president biden will overcompensate. the question is which paul ryan do we get? do we get this same sort of, you know, chameleon we saw in mitt romney who literally walks away from virtually everything that his campaigned on for two years in the space of less than two hours. i know that vice president biden is anxious and ready to do this and the president is anxious to get back to it as well. >> how do you size it up? >> i think ryan is one of the brightest people in congress. i think he knows an immense amount of facts. but i suspect he's going to be respectful of biden. i mean, there's a generational difference here that i think will lead ryan to not give an inch, but to not be very hostile. >> i was just going to say history shows when there's an age difference, the elder statesman wins the vice presidential debates. cheney and
? it worked. tough task facing the falcons qb. we have ryan on ryan qb crime. returns it 28 yards for the score. his second career touchdown. red kins up 7-0. third quarter, skins with third and goal. rg3 can't find an open receiver so he takes off and is hit hard as he was trying to slide out of bounds. he would leave the game. again, a mild concussion. coach shanahan said griffin didn't know the quarter or the score. he got back up but didn't return. next man up, the other rookie qb, kirk cousins. the fourth-round pick on his second drive. third and nine. he hooks up with santana moss for a 77-yard scoring strike. the first career td for cousins. he's loving it. skins take a 17-14 lead. but back come the falcons. under three to play, tied at 17. big hole for michael turner who runs in for a 13-yard game-winning touchdown. skins fall 24-17. so disappointing, but robert griffin iii, he left the game with a con kecussion and his teammates say he'll be okay. >> i talked to him but he said he's cool. i know how this league is when it comes to tough hits and hits like than owe a quart
. and tonight that road goes through virginia. governor romney and his running mate congressman paul ryan will be speaking to supporters in fishersville near stanton. julie carey is live there with reaction to last night's debate. >> reporter: well, what a difference one day and one debate makes. governor mitt romney and congressman paul ryan expected to take the stage around 6:45 tonight. the crowd said they're ready to celebrate last night's debate performance, and ready to rally around this gop team with excitement that even they can see hasn't been there before. >> woo! >> reporter: they lined up early in the shenandoah valley to see both gop running mates. they say it was mitt romney's performance that has suddenly renewed their enthusiasm for the ticket. >> i was yelling and screaming on the couch. i was pumped, excited. i think he did a wonderful job. >> reporter: mitt romney will spend three of the first five post-debate days in this battleground state in strong republican territory. but even here they admit before the debate, they were worried. their enthusiasm for their candidat
. they will focus on foreign and domestic policy. paul ryan and vice president joe biden have theirs next thurs in kentucky. >>> michelle obama will make a trip to virginia to campaign for her husband. she'll visit loudoun county on the ninth. the announcement highlights how important northern virginia is in this race for the white house. tomorrow, president obama will be in fairfax county where he will speak at george mason university. >>> turning to the weather -- >> it was wet early. it's drying out now. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. >> a little sun now beginning to break out from west to east. it's going to continue to move on through during the afternoon, bringing in lower humidity. it's still a bit steamy. here is what's been happening over the last several hours. the light rain we had and now pushing across the eastern shore. the cloud cover is breaking up to the west and as the afternoon progresses, we'll get increasing sunshine. clearing in west virginia. a closer view showing the last of the light rain is around the bay and the eastern shore and continuing
is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally for ryan tonight in rochester, michigan. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in michigan back in august, and at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> new this morning, venezuelan president hugo chavez has been reelected to a third term in office. chavez wins after a tight race and a record turnout. he told supporters last night in caracas that he would sit down with opposition leaders to work for a better venezuela. this comes just months after rumors the 58-year-old was dying from cancer. >>> right now at 6:06, a wild end to a wedding night. a brawl caught on camera. police using clubs to subdue the crowd. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt
and paul ryan are due to be in virginia. live, jim rosenfield, news 4, back to you. >> other news now, new developments that's linked to steroid injections but used to relieve se vooer back pain. the pharmacy that shipped those steroid shots has voluntarily shut down. health officials severe meningitis including virginia and maryland. four people have died. officials are still trying to track down hundreds of people who may have received ser roid injections shipped from that fapharmacy. >> their 72-year-old father was brutally beaten. he's in critical condition tonight. police are canvassing the streets trying to come up with some clues. >> i'm very sad. all of our family is very sad. >> reporter: her family were worries her 72-year-old father won't survive a vicious beating. he clings to life with a severe brain injury. >> they left him in the cold, in the rain, without cloths, took off his shoes and everything. >> reporter: his son found him unconscious lie k in a parking lot. two minutes from his silver spring apartment. goosman left his house about 8:00 last night. >> reporter: elsey b
for the second, squaring off against his sparring partner, his running mate paul ryan is preparing for this week's vice presidenal debate and he is back home in wisconsin. >> peter alexander on the trail tonight in florida. thanks. let's bring in andrea mitchell now and she joins us from washington. andrea, governor romney had been held considered lukewarm in terms of the republican base early on in this. has that changed now? >> it has, indeed, lester. the romney campaign is trying to use the momentum from his debate performance to fire up that base and it seems to be working as well as motivating his grassroots organization. that effort was slightly blunted by the jobs numbers, one of his talking point, but the campaign is clearly feeling a lot of energy. the biggest change is they have a coherent message, one message. why would the next four years be any different than the current four years? the problem for team obama, the president didn't make that case for himself when he had 70 million people at the debate and now they'll take down mitt romney with fact-checking and challenging what he sa
will be joe biden, and paul ryan, you see them prepping in a way they have not done before. they have done a lot of mock debate sessions with joe biden. paul ryan has never been on this big a stage before. he has reviewed the sarah palin debate, watched joe biden's speeches to try to get a sense of joe biden. they will be seated. but i can tell you the republicans are a bit nervous about this, because joe biden is very good in settings like this, because -- being a u.s. senator. >>> now, andrea, what was the chief take away from the speech that romney gave today. i know he did emphasize for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the campaign militias. daryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february, aski
this candidate. a week ago paul ryan was asked to explain the math of a $4.8 trillion tax cut. and he said i don't have time. mitt romney said we just don't do math. like math doesn't exist. let me finish. you simply cannot wish away the existence of your entire campaign platform. as inconvenient as it may be when somebody says to you, ok, if you're going to reduce revenue by $4. trillion, you're not going to tell us one loophole you'd close, you're not going to run up the deficit or taxes on the middle class. >> very quickly -- >> no, no. it goes back to bill clinton. >> there was a story out yesterday that that claim is fiction because you don't count the loophole closing. >> what loophole? >> he talked about mortgage interest. really quickly -- >> mortgage interest? >> he has never talked about mortgage interest. >> the hilarity that there is one -- >> we have one loophole. >> mike, finish, but then i want to get on to something else. >> the president says he wants to lower tax cuts to big corporations. how to pay for it? loopholes. what loopholes? nothing. we'll tell you after the election.
. >>> ryan moore in washington. thanks. >>> the candidates for the u.s. senate seat in massachusetts, scott brown and elizabeth warren, debated for the second time last night. the two were combative as they staked out opposite issues from jobs and bringing troops home. david gregory from "meet the press" as moderator, they clashed over brown's claim of partisan independence. >> if he's re-elected, that increases the odds that the republicans will control the senate and that he can block president obama's agenda. >> if you're going to comment on my record, i would at least have you refer to it -- >> can we just -- >> exme. >> i'm he not a student in your classroom. please let me respond. thank you. >> recent polls before the debate show elizabeth warren with a small lead over scott brown. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. joyriding may land one philadelphia child in jail. police are preparing to charge the 10-year-old with auto theft. surveillance video shows the young driver crashing the stolen van right into parked cars there. he did attemp
.c., and i cannot say enough wonderful things about ryan zimmermann and the whole team. >> awesome. awesome. finally, we have a baseball team doing it well, d.c. awesome. >> i'm just happy i got tickets to game three. i could be there potentially for the winner. that's what i'm excited about. >> the nats will try to take a two-game lead in the series this afternoon. game two skilled for just about 4:30. and major league baseball hasn't said what time the nats first home game playoff will be on tuesday. but they're urging you to get to the ballpark early. officers will direct traffic before and after the game. afterwards, turns will be restricted on "m" street and south capitol street to keep traffic flowing. ddot is suggesting you use metro if at all possible. >> that ball is hit well to the left. mcleod back to the track, to the wall, and it's gone. >> orioles fans are probably a little grumpier than nats fans this morning. they're probably a little tired too. the os lost their first playoff game in 15 years last night, falling to the yankees 7-2. yanks scored four runs in the nipth inning
the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. that is also within the poll's margin of error. the president leads by seven points, though, among all registered voters. he he also leads in the battleground states that could decide the election. >> you can watch tonight's debate right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 9:00. and that brings us to our poll question. will you watch tonight's debate? you can let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> martin o'malley plans to introduce a controversial power surcharge today that would let utilities charge you more for much needed improvements. o'malley says the plan allows power companies leak pepco to add a dollar or two to monthly electric bills to pay for maintenance upgrades. in exchange, utilities would have to meet strinkter reliability standards and have a harde
. perhaps teddy's win inspired the team. ryan zimmerman the first player at the bait since teddy won his race. getting things done. coincidence? you decide. his 25th home run of the year ties the game at 1. after a michael morris double, it's tyler moore facing cliff lee. and moore taking one to left. that just stays fair. three straight hits after teddy gets his win. bottom eighth, now 3-1. fans with the giant michael morris' head. two-run shot puts the nationals up 5-1. that's your final. the nationals finish with a record of 98-64. they will be the top seed in the national league. the postseason set to begin on sunday in either st. louis or atlanta. the braves and cardinals will be playing in the playing game. davies on how he fields heading into the play-offs and after today's win. >> no doubt about it. you want to finish feeling good. and that was definitely a feel-good finish. we all wanted him to get there. he certainly pitched better, to have 15 wins. a great outing. good win. don't have to make a five-hour plane trip. that's great. >> that's davy johnson. the story that swept th
mate paul ryan would raise taxes on the middle class. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear rayed by regulations, by taxes, by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> vice president biden later tried to clarify his comments by saying the middle class was b e buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. you came watch the debate right here on nbc 4. live team coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. and that brings us to our poll question this morning. will you watch tonight's debate? let us know by taking the poll on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> this morning police are investigating a deadly stabbing. investigators say the man was stabbed afternoround 8:00 at 30 street and naylor road. the victim died. police shut down part of naylor road for a few hours to search for clues. investigators say they're looking for multiple suspects. police have not released a motive. >>> and parents in fairfax county a
buried. campaigning in iowa, paul ryan fired back. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: later, the vice president did some damage control, clarifying his remarks. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> reporter: 24 hours before the start time of tonight's debate late tuesday, conservatives began circulating a 2007 speech by then candidate obama speaking to an african-american audience about victims of hurricane katrina. fox news host sean hannity prominently featured the video as a gotcha moment. >> it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and racially charged rhetoric ever used by barack obama. >> reporter: nbc, along with several other media outlets, covered the same speech at the time. mr. obama spoke at length about the hurricane response. >> people asked me whether they thought race was the reason the response was so slow.
romney will campaign alongside his running mate paul ryan in virginia today. they will appear together in fisherville in central virginia. both candidates are looking for a boost from last night's debate. they went after each other on several issues, including mitt romney's tax plan. >> now, governor romney's proposal, that he has been promoting for 18 months, calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for our military. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is that he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> first of all, i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut of the scale that you're talking about. my view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class, but i'm not going to reduce the share of tax paid by high income people. high income people are doing just fine in this economy. they'll do fine whether you're president or i am. the people who are having the hard time ri
to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, the pressure is on paul ryan and joe biden, who debate next week. >> i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> and the stakes are a lot higher for the president to come up with a different game plan for his next debate with mitt romney two weeks from now. >> andrea mitchell remains in denver, colorado. and thanks to social media. getting reaction to a debate isn't a morning after thing anymore. it's a real time thing about the talk about the event is still going on tonight. that part of our story from nbc's john yang. >> the right answer is to say how do we make the private sector more efficient. >> reporter: even before the candidates finished talking, another debate was raging online. the twitter world exploded. a conservative journalist, an absolutely one sided debate. big, big win for romney. bill maher. i can't believe i'm saying this, but obama looks like he does need a telepromter. analyst stu rothenberg. what happened to obama? the president didn't seem prepared. it continued on the air w
: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> what debate? >> nbc news, wisconsin. >>> i'm kristin welker traveling with the president after celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary with the first lady last night. the president is in california to raise millions and reassure hollywood supporters after a sub-par debate performance. >> four years ago, i said that i'm not a perfect man and i wouldn't be a perfect president. that's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i've kept. >> reporter: and after a week that recharged republicans and reenergized the race. they conceded that romney had a strong debate but called it dishonest. >> mitt romney had a theatrical performance just this last week, but the underpinnings of that performance were fundamentally dishonest. >> reporter: and explained what went wrong with the president's own debate performance. >> he was a bit taken aback with the brazenness of which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's ru
by congressman ryan, your running mate, is that we would give a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher wouldn't necessarily keep up with health care inflation it was estimated that this would cost the average senior about $6,000 a year. now, in fairness, what governor romney has now said is he'll maintain traditional medicare alongside it. but there's still a problem because what happens is those insurance companies are pretty clever at figuring out who are the younger and healthier seniors. they recruit them. leaving the older, sicker seniors in medicare. and every health care economists who looks at it says over time what will happen is the traditional medicare system will collapse. and then what you've got is folks like my grandmother at the mercy of the private insurance system precisely at the time when they are most in need of decent health care. so i don't think vouchers are the right way to go. and this is not my own -- only my opinion. aarp thinks that the savings that we obt
whether or not ryan mathews is supposed to get a tip, but i'll tell you, gaither looks lame. he is going to have to get some help here or wilson is going to get a sack to end this game. they have to realize now that jared gaither is really hurting. don't know if his back is locked up or gate but having a tough time moving and they put gates that way. >> al: ronnie brown in the backfield on third and ten. and rivers is going to lose the ball! and you called it! it's martez wilson coming around for the sack and fumble and the exclamation point on this one. >> nobody saw it. the play before, he couldn't move. right here going to come around and gaither, watch him. he just can't move. he is limping out there. he is doing his best. he should have turned around to philip rivers and said, either i've got to go out or you have to get me help on this side. he didn't do it and martez wilson made him pay. >> al: that is the hat trick for a defender. you get a sack, a forced fumble, and a recovery. and the saints finally get off the schneid before their bye week and they go to 1-4. so a big night fo
presidential debates' candidates on thursday. joe biden versus paul ryan. who do you think is going to do well? >> i love them both. i know them both very well. they're both good blue collar catholics. but it's going to be ryan. no doubt about it. listen, joe biden right now is the republican secret weapon. this past week he talked about the fact that the past four years have been brutal for the middle class, who's been buried under obama leadership. then he promised a trillion-dollar tax increase a couple of days ago. we want more biden as republicans. more biden. >> don't underestimate joe biden and his decades of serving washington and knowing washington. paul ryan, i wish you the best of luck. >> and joe biden is a great man and we wish him well, and we hope he keeps talking a lot. >> that's your "morning joe" political wrap. >> and you can catch joe and mika weekdays at 6:00 a.m. eastern. with more now, here's lester. >>> they mentioned the latest unemployment numbers. is the economy really recovering? we're here with audio look inside the numbers. help me understand this now. the actual
. yesterday he and his running mate paul ryan received an endorsement from the national rifle association. they also tried to build on the debate with more attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why the next four years are possibly going to be better than the last four years. he doesn't seem to be able to spl explain that because he has the same policies he had the last four years. >> later on, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >>> if romney did gain an advantage from his debate performance, he had the biggest audience watching. the nielsen ratings company said an estimated 67.2 million people tuned in for the debate. it's the largest audience for a debate since bill clinton, george bush, and ross perot faced off in 1992. the biggest was for joe biden and sarah palin that attracted 70 million viewers. democrat tim kaine is leading governor george allen in fund-raising. the former governor raised $4.5 million between july and september. that is over george allen, $3.5 million, who is also a former go
great friend. he's a wonderful guy, i love working with him. three terrific kids. ryan newman, bailey brown, and i have a sister on the show, and just a great bunch of people. that guy with the hat, there you go. >> you know how important that is when you get up and you're going somewhere to make something, you have to love the people. >> it is. and the producers are great people, the creators are great people. the best thing about the show is that i'm 52 years old now. >> you look great. >> not as great as ralph. >> but he's younger than me. any way, machio. >> do you have a problem with italian? >> i'm getting old. >> you're drinking red wine. >> that's what we do. >> and i'm in a place now where i get up and i enjoy the fact that i go to a place that i like. and i'm not worried about what comes next anymore. >> a lot of people think of you and they think of joanie loves chachi and think of erin moran. do you think keep in touch? >> no. i don't know what her situation is. somebody just told me, and i went oh, sorry. don't know. >> great to see you and back on tv. we are going to mee
in up state new york. paul ryan and vice president biden will have theirs next thursday. you can watch it here on nbc 4. coverage begins at 9:00. will you watch tonight's debate? i will. let us know on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> one of d.c. councilmembers o opponents are raising questions about a group he once ran. he wants the irs to audit the foundation. it lost its tax exempt status in 2010 because it hadn't filed tax returns for the previous three years. michael brown said he hadn't dealt with it since 2008. >>> the humane society is asking for your help for a dog that was stabbed. the 2-year-old dog was stabbed by her owner during a domestic dispute. she's recovering in a local hospital. cocoa will need extensive rehab. she's on a lot of medication. the owner was arrested. more charges could be filed. >>> let's head out to talk to tom kierein about the forecast for today. >> you keeping cool outside on that storm team 4 weather deck? >> you know what? it is rather humid. you wouldn't think it was october. i have a song bird over here serenading me. what's that? what month
in battleground states. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used the skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey inste instead. >> it is 5:37 on this tuesday morning. >>> a twist in the ongoing rivalry between maryland and virginia's governors. t
in the arlington romney campaign office today as running mate paul ryan phoned a volunteer to congratulate her on being the person to make the 3.5 millionth could not tack in virginia. >> thank you for doing such a great job. >> reporter: the real focus here -- >> you are going to be supporting the president. >> reporter: and in obama campaign offices is on tomorrow night's debate between the two men at the top of the ticket. with virginia voters already casting in person absentee ballots and early voting underway in some other states, both sides know this first debate will be the last one some voters see. >> after this one, people will have a better sense of what mitt romney and the republican party stand for and what we're going to do. >> i think all three debates will be important. probably this one is the first. and people will be watching it more. >> most campaign offices like this obama for america office will also host debate watch parties. for a brief time the phone banking will stop and the tvs will go. on. >> reporter: the same will be true in more than two dozen romney campaign offi
and paul ryan were both in fisherville, outside charlottesville where they received the endorsement of the national rifle association. >>> as we told you, today the september jobs report is out. the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. it's the first time it's dropped below 8% in four years. employers added 114,000 jobs last month. we'll have more on what it means in a live report from cnbc coming up later in the show. >> turning to the weather, look at that sky. it's all blue. at least as far as i can see. i don't see any clouds out there. >> team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein, they say nothing in life is perfect. is this close? >> just about. better than looking at it is getting out and looking at it. i'll be out there in another half hour. you will love it. if you haven't been out yet and you step outside, low humidity thanks to an area of high pressure from the northeast coast to the carolinas to washington and back toward the midwest. there is a front triggering rain. indiana into northwestern ohio. that front will be creeping closer to us for the weekend. behind that it i
it and do it again. >> you made that look famous with that meg ryan. just got out of bed and fluffed your hair so cute. i love it still. >> talk about split ends and how to treat them, shall we? >> absolutely. okay. okay. the longer your hair gets, it gets, you know, drier on the ends. what's key, if you're into having wavy hair, which is happening now, don't use a curling iron, use these. this is what i did on my hair today, the curling iron fries your hair. this is how do you it. >> this is ranjana? >> great hair. >> amazing, right? >> crazy. all of you guys. literally, leave the end out and you want to try it. >> what happens here? >> you put it in when it's 90% dry or even almost completely dry. and put it in wherever you want waves. just wrap it. >> you don't spray any product on it or anything? >> i like the keratin spray. >> no, it seals your split ends. >> put it in, doesn't have to be perfect. >> no. >> looks good. >> genius, you get the giselle waves when you let it out. seriously. >> so, 90% wet? >> yeah. and leave it in three minutes. then if you want your hair straight, get t
ryan were both in fishersville outside charlottesville, where they got the endorsement of the national rifle association. they also tried to build some momentum on that debate from wednesday and did more attacking of the president. >> i got the chance to ask the president questions that people across the country have wanted to ask him, such as why is it that he pushed obama care at a time when we had 23 million people out of work? >> later today, romney will head to another swing state, florida, for a rally in st. petersburg. >> with fresh momentum from the debate, the former governor is also trying to distance himself from controversial comments caught on camera. romney appeared on the sean hannity show on fox news last night. he said his comments about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay income tax did not come out right and were, quote, just completely wrong. in that video which surfaced last month, romney said 47% of americans consider themselves victims and don't take personal responsibility. he originally defended the comments, saying they weren't elegantly stated. >>> ther
. ryan zimmerman, the first batter after teddy's big win. he's going yard. 25th home run of the year. that ties the game at 1. bottom eight now. it's a 3-1 game. fans with a giant michael morris head. morris, an aha moment. blasts one to center. 18th home run of the year. puts the nationals up 5-1. and that's your final. the nationals finish with a 98-64 record. they will be the top seed in the national league, and will play on sunday. it will either be the cardinals or the atlanta braves. this was the scene in the third inning. a precursor of things to come. teddy receives a pair of yellow underarmor cleats. good marketing there. he's feeling good. feeling like this could be the day. to the race. teddy starts out behind the other three. he gets some help, but it's from the philly phanatic. taking down george and tom. it leads a wide open path for teddy. race number 539, and he gets it done. his first win since 2006. and guess who i have joining me now, it is -- come on in here, teddy. here's my question for you, my friend. andy, this man has to speak for teddy sometimes because he c
today? >> reporter: romney's number two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> thanks, steve. and a program note. nbc news will provide live coverage and analysis of the presidential debate. you can watch it here on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 tomorrow night. >>> meanwhile a judge in pennsylvania has postponed the commonwealth's tough new voter i.d. law. that law requires each voter to show a valid photo i.d. at the polls. supporters say it will prevent voter fraud. critics say there's not
tomorrow's debate will take place. runni innin inning mates come p battleground states. paul ryan wrapped up an event in clinton, iowa. s american airlines customers are dealing with unhappy pilots. seats broke mid flight. >> the passenger seats came loose out of the floor. >> eight planes grounded after three incidents where an entire row of sts came loose. twice, it happened on the same plane. the airline says it could be a defect in a certain model of seats. passengers say this issue on top of decreasing on-time arrivals is unacceptable. >> if they don't fly, i don't have a status on another airline. it's an issue for me. >> shakes my confidences that i'm going get to my destination on time. >> american blames the issues on a feud with union pilots. the pilots say the nation's third largest carrier needs new planes. >>> a challenge to full body scanners and enhanced patdowns will not be heard by the supreme court. sus tises turned away the case. it centered around a michigan man who wanted to keep the tsa from using the scanners or more invasive patdowns. federal cords in florida also
joe biden before that debate and paul ryan debate in kentucky. that's going to be interesting. there's a little pressure on joe biden to see if he can rough up the republicans the way that president obama seemed to get a little roughed up last night. >> it's going to be more important now than last night. >> i think so. >> mark murray, thanks so much for coming over. we appreciate it. >>> a hollywood couple with a turbulent past coming up, has chris brown dumped his girlfriend so he can reunite with rihanna? >>> is britney spears being censured in her own home? even her internet use is monitored. >>> a criminal takes aim at his own lawyer in a >>> nicole kidman on her relationship with katie holmes. >> chris brown and rihanna together again, that's a question mark. joining us with the latest hollywood headlines, cohost with the russ parr daytime show. georgia, celebrity watchers across the big apple have been tracking down chris and rihanna for a while now. now we're hearing that chris brown has broken up with his girlfriend. >> sooner or later he would have to release a statement. c
romney. >>> kid rock is joining republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan on the campaign trail today. the singer is attending a rally tonight in rochester, michigan. this isn't the first time he's attended gop events. kid rock attended a fund-raising event in michigan in august. he was also at the republican national convention in tampa. >>> it's not raining but it is still cloudy. >> right, it is still cloudy. the rain is still coming. temperatures today are going to be pretty low. so late fall chill, wet, damp. it might as well be yesterday, right? the weather is certainly getting our attention. that's for sure. we had our coolest start. our coldest start since april the 28th. started out at 45 degrees in d.c. other locations north and west started out in the 30s this morning. i wanted to start out by showing you the national temperatures. we're not the only ones dealing with this cold blast. 45 in chicago. minneapolis, minnesota, at 46. that cold air has made its way down to the south with texas and little rock. even atlanta, just 59. temperatures, many of the big cities run
vice president joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot on the line. peter alexander in virginia for us this morning. thanks very much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk, natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. >>> an unprecedented third term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader is re-elected in venezuela. kerry sanders is live with more from caracas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the official result showed pentagon hugo chavez won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline here says it all, "six more years." for chavis's supporters, his re-election is an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the skies. as the street party continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory shows supporters his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we want to live in socialism. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the po
, reinvigorated mitt romney alongside his running mate paul ryan tried to capitalize on the campaign's fresh momentum. >> i got a chance to ask the president questions that people want to ask around the country and you heard his answers. >> reporter: also thursday night, romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about during the debate. appearing on fox news he repudiated his earlier comments seemingly writing off 47% of americans. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong, and i -- i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers conced
running mate paul ryan. >> chuck todd, thank you. david axelrod is a senior adviser to president obama's reelection campaign. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, how are you doing? >> we all know the president is a fiercely competitive man, was he satisfied with that performance? >> well, i think one aspect of the president he's never satisfied, he's always challenging himself, i think. but you know, savannah i was with you last wee and i joked that mitt romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in normandy and you saw last night. i expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was, a performance. the underlying facts remain the underlying facts. he denied what has been the centerpiece of his campaign, a $5 trillion tax cut. he again refused to offer any way to pay for it, and the bottom line is what the analysts have said. this means either he's going to explode the deficit or he's going to stick it to the middle class with a $2,000 tax increase. and if that happens, how's that going to move our economy forward or bui
from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is ever so clear. >> reporter: president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a much more low key pre-debate schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at a local campaign office where he delivered pizzas and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work that you're doing is making all the difference. >> reporter: and he joked about how he's preparing for the debate. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up on monday. >> it's a huge night. had a bad couple of weeks, and we want to turn th
the top. >> reporter: ahead of this week's vice presidential debate on monday paul ryan attacked what he considered the democrat strategy. >> it seems pretty clear that their new strategy is basically just call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully, with enough mudslinging back and forth and distortion, people will get demoralized and then they can win by default. >> reporter: and to give you a sense of what some may describe as the absurd back and forth in this election season, take a look at this. this is a new ad just out this morning from the obama campaign. it mocks mitt romney's plan to eliminate federal subsidies for public broadcasting, sarcastically calling big bird a, quote, menace to our economy, matt, on the level of bernie madoff. >> all right. peter alexander in virginia this morning. peter, thank you very much. republican senator john mccain was the gop candidate for president back in 2008. senator, always good to see you. thanks for coming on. >> thanks, matt. >> i'm going to get to that campaign ad in a second, but when you ran for president four years a
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